Donations and a loan mean the project is almost full funded. The lease for the land has been negotiated with the site owner Marshall Group Properties. The negotiations with the operator are concluded.
The full planning application for the venue was submitted in March 2015 and granted in June 2015. The exhaustive business modelling has confirmed the long-term financial sustainability of the Cambridge Ice Arena. And with CLIC’s development partner, Cool Venues, the supply chain is in place and all costs confirmed.
The Cambridge Ice Arena will provide ice facilities for all ages and abilities. A bespoke array of training and development programs and leisure activities will be developed with the input of local communities, schools, organisations and individuals.
The many organisations we have engaged with include the Parish Councils of Fen Ditton and Teversham, Abbey People, Cambridge Cycle Campaign and Cambridge Past, Present and Future.
Full access for disabled users is assured, together with a range of skating activities. Exercise sessions for the over 50s and educational programs further illustrate the depth and breadth of the positive contribution the ice arena will make to life in the city.
Local employment opportunities will be created both during construction and operation of the venue. Situated just a mile from the new Cambridge railway station and right beside the Newmarket Road Park ‘n Ride and cycle routes, the rink is perfectly located for ease of access and long term sustainability. The project aims to be operational in 2017.
The proposed venue is as much about creating a community facility and local opportunity as it is about providing exciting leisure and sport ice-related activities to rival any equivalent in the world. CLIC invites you to engage with this project.
This site will be updated regularly and we want to incorporate your opinion into how the operational programme develops. Please take a moment now to give us your comments.